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Permaculture Design Course

posted 3 Oct 2011, 01:19 by Kestrel Maher   [ updated 21 Dec 2011, 02:17 ]

As part of our sustainable agriculture projects, we are co-ordinating an 80 hour community based Permaculture Design Course with a practical element at the Bellbunya Sustainable Community and Eco-conference Centre in Belli Park.

Based in an intentional community setting, the course will teach a holistic approach to whole farm planning.

Conducted over an initial 3 day period in January, followed by 10 days in February, this is a live-in intensive course.  Students will learn ways to build resilience in their properties to buffer the effects of climate change through best practice design, water management, soil health and integrated plant-animcal systems. Limited to 15 participants, the course incorporates sub-tropical designs and management for climate adaptation.

The course will be taught by Dick Copeman, co-author of the Northey Street City Farm Permaculture courses in Brisbane who has been teaching permaculture for some 20 years, and by Bunya (Brad) Halasz, who is a long-standing PDC teacher with Northey Street City Far
m and is renown for his expertise in designing and planting for the sub-tropics and running "growing roots" programs. Additional expertise will be brought in through guest presenters Gavin Hardy, Tim Auld and Tim Lang.
The course will be held from 13th-15th January, and 7-17th February excluding Monday 13th February.

Please contact us for more information.